PowerMode - Deep Sleep Mode


  • AmebaPro2 [ AMB82 MINI ] x 1
  • Optional: Push button x 1
  • Optional: Register 220 ohms x 1



In this example, the development board will demo the Deep Sleep Mode for power save. There are 3 wake-up sources for Deep Sleep Mode which are: AON Timer, AON GPIO, and RTC. The system will count down 5s then go to Deep Sleep mode. Upon the wake-up source being tiggered, the system will be reboot and wake up again.

The module and board power consumption report under Deep Sleep mode are listed in these two tables below.

RTL8735B module power consumption test results

Wake-up sourceModulepower consumption (uA)
Deep Sleep Mode (measure at 3V3)
AON timer32.78

AMB82 MINI board Power Consumption

Wake-up sourceDevelopment board power consumption Approximate measurement (mA)
Normal ModeDeep Sleep Mode
AON timer53.014.59
AON GPIO52.974.74


Open face detection example in “File” -> “Examples” -> “AmebaPowerMode” -> “DeepSleePM_deepsleepode”.


Next is setting up the system and entering the power mode. Please refer to the following steps for entering Deep Sleep mode.
Step 1. Set up the “WAKEUP_SOURCE”, AON timer: 0; AON GPIO: 1; RTC: 2.
Step 2. Set up the wake-up source setting. There are 3 wake-up sources, each one has its own settings.
For AON timer, at section ”#if (WAKEUP_SOURCE == 0)”, set value to “CLOCK” and “SLEEP_DURATION”. “CLOCK” can be 4MHz or 100kHz. “SLEEP_DURATION” unit is in seconds.
For AON GPIO, at section “#elif (WAKEUP_SOURCE == 1)”, set value to “WAKUPE_SETTING”. “WAKUPE_SETTING” in this case is the Pin number, that can be 21 or 22. The GPIO pin is set to active high, please refer to the following connection.


For RTC, at section “#elif (WAKEUP_SOURCE == 2)”, set value to “ALARM_DAY”, “ALARM_HOUR”, “ALARM_MIN”, or “ALARM_SEC”. All alarm values set the duration of RTC wake-up. The range is “1day, 0h, 0m, 0s” to “365day, 23h, 59min, 59s”.
Step 3. Start the Deep Sleep mode. There is only 1 optional setting for this step. When the wake-up source is set to RTC, use “PowerMode.start(1970, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0);” to replace “PowerMode.start();” for setting the start time. (Default is 1970.1.1 00:00:00).


To wake up, all timers will automatically wake up when the duration is finished, all GPIO pins must active high by pressing the push button.
The correct boot, enter deep sleep, and reboot cycle will be same as following picture.


Please confirm that QQ communication software is installed